Patpong Sisters by Cleo Odzer
An American Woman's View of the Bangkok Sex World

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An insider's account based on three years of research discusses the near-epidemic proportions of prostitution in Asia, noting that eighty percent of Thailand's prostitutes are HIV positive and pinpointing its sources to political corruption and parental dysfunction. BOMC.
 

About Cleo Odzer

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Cleo Odzer was an adventurous American writer born in 1950 in New York. She received a PhD in anthropology from The New School for Social Research. After studying the sex culture in Bangkok, Thailand, she then traveled to Goa, India, and would later write about the hippie culture there in her second book, Goa Freaks. Odzer died in 2001 in Goa, India.
 
Published October 17, 1994 by Arcade Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction

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(Odzer quotes an anecdote about a schoolgirl who praised a teacher with the unlikely compliment, ``You look as pretty as a whore today.'') Odzer's examination of the confluence of money and sex is shrewd, but when she herself becomes involved with a tout (pimp) named Jek, her analytical abilities...

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As an anthropology graduate student, Odzer was in Thailand in 1988-90 studying its prostitution industry, centered in the Patpong district of Bangkok. Because of the culture's particularly repressive

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As an anthropology graduate student, Odzer was in Thailand in 1988-90 studying its prostitution industry, centered in the Patpong district of Bangkok.

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